tv Discussion CSPAN January 2, 2014 3:35am-3:46am EST
like rahm emmanuel. i suppose your challenge is really to -- [inaudible] in my opinion. [applause] thank you, ben, for all the hope you bring to chicago. [laughter] but seriously, i mean, no one quite articulates what i'm thinking in such a smart way. so one of the things i think was missed during the chicago teachers union strike. it set off a wave of strikes across the state of illinois, and quite frankly, as cross the world. and so -- [applause] if there's any glimpse of hope you can actually beat back these awful policies that mayor emanuel in chicago em boys -- embodies even teachers who make $100,000 make $1 02,000. i'm not mad. i don't know what it's like to
live in lake forest. but anyway we have strikes in mexico. we have strikes in brazil. there's something that happened across this globe that chicago can take some credit for actually 0 pushing. and if the country, quite frankly, if the world going make sure we have a fair tax. right. that the rich aren't paying their fair share. you actually have an education system that works with all children and not just those who can afford a quality education. if that's going happen, it's going to happen because the brothers and sisters in this room name happen. and the only thing i can leave you with is we organize. we knock on doors. we have house meetings. we have meetings in church basements. we do it the way we know how to. that's connecting with people and then let the chips fall where they may. and if it turns out we don't -- jim crow didn't come down after
one below. we live in a country that had sparked some of the greatest transformation the world has ever seen. it was regular ordinary people, which i hope it's not derogatory. but regular ordinary people like kerry. [laughter] folks in this room that are brave enough to actually stand up and say what is right and say it in very difficult times. and so i only encoij because i'm looking around the room and all of us represent a different segment in the city. our charge is to leave here and begin to organize our community, our churches, our fraternity, our sorority, the block clubs to make sure the issues are illuminate and when the candidate emerge st. louis a plat -- platform to run on and not just a party to representative. thank you. [applause] >> i think those were perfect words to end on.